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England call up Ben Gibson for Lithuania clash after Chris Smalling's injury

England call up Ben Gibson for Lithuania clash after Chris Smalling's injury

The withdrawal of the Manchester United centre-back further worsened manager Gareth Southgate's defensive woes, with Phil Jones also unavailable and Gary Cahill suspended. This is proving to be something of a costly global break for Manchester United in terms of Jose Mourinho's defensive options, with Phil Jones having sustained a toe issue earlier this week during an innocuous training ground tackle - rumoured to involve Smalling - at St George's Park.


Panthers sign Jonathan Stewart to 1-year contract extension

Panthers sign Jonathan Stewart to 1-year contract extension

The Panthers announced on Friday that the nine-year National Football League veteran had signed a one-year extension to remain with Carolina through 2018. In the past two seasons, Stewart's 15 rushing touchdowns are tied for eighth in the National Football League and his 1,813 rushing yards rank 12th.


Pirates' Jung-Ho Kang denied visa to enter US

Pirates' Jung-Ho Kang denied visa to enter US

He was charged with his third DUI in seven years on December 2 in Seoul, and that's made it hard for him to secure a work visa. The sentence was suspended for two years, however, as Kang attempts to continue his professional baseball career in the Untied States.



Vegas Play of the Day: Xavier vs. Arizona

Allonzo Trier triggered the Wildcats' second-half surge, scoring 15 straight points. "We didn't do a good enough job of defending them for the last four minutes of the game", Trier said. "I know Mark Few has done an incredible job". Another great win, to be more precise, and another Xavier surprise to add to the collection, from a team that refuses to act like any of this is in any way surprising.


TATE: Hill and Co. had fun in NIT opener

TATE: Hill and Co. had fun in NIT opener

That's because the State Farm Center is not available for a third-round game due to a Broadway Series Production of "42nd Street", that is scheduled for March 22. This year's Crusader squad earned a share of the Horizon League regular season championship Ð the program's fifth league regular season title in the last six years Ð and will enter the NIT with a 24-8 overall record.


Valtteri Bottas: Mercedes has no number one driver

Valtteri Bottas: Mercedes has no number one driver

Damon Hill has warned Mercedes they must treat Lewis Hamilton with care this season to avoid potentially losing him to another team. "I think Ferrari is looking very strong", said Bottas. The Silver Arrows may even have been overtaken by the Prancing Horse, with Kimi Raikkonen managing the fastest time of pre-season with a 1.18.634 in Barcelona, nearly a second and a half faster than Lewis Hamilton's pole lap in 2016.